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Comment: Re:Call them back (Score 1) 218

by sdoca (#46552527) Attached to: Ask Slashdot: Re-Learning How To Interview As a Developer?
Also, call back if you didn't get the job and ask why you didn't (in a polite way). I had a friend just go through a tough time finding another job (not tech related) and for the interviews where she didn't receive an offer she called and asked what she could improve on, whether that be job skills, experience or personal. She got a lot of good feedback.

Comment: Re:Because men don't quit to have children (Score 1) 427

by sdoca (#46398017) Attached to: All Else Being Equal: Disputing Claims of a Gender Pay Gap In Tech
I'm sure this is very uncommon, but I worked with a guy who took a year off when his wife had their third child (she only took a month). Why? Partly because he wanted a chance to be the primary caregiver but mainly because she made more money than him and it made economic sense.

So, if women were paid better than their husbands, would we see more situations like this? I think yes, but probably never the majority.

Comment: Re:Should Everybody Learn Calculus? (Score 2) 387

by sdoca (#46134741) Attached to: Should Everybody Learn To Code?

I'd agree that a person that uses a computer often should learn to script, but not to code.

Again, we're talking degrees of knowledge. My 78 year old mom uses a computer often, daily in fact. She checks email, plays Mahjong and Solitaire and surfs the web. I don't think it would be beneficial for her in any way to know how to script, let alone code. Think about all the people who use computers often/daily in their work, they're in the same situation.

Assembly language experience is [important] for the maturity and understanding of how computers work that it provides. -- D. Gries